Understanding the US Copyright Law
Since our unique passions are always embedded in our work and our style, understanding copyright law in the U.S. allows us to master our intellectual property rights as employees in America as well as internationally.
Mr. Simpleton Goes Nuts
66% of employers monitor internet connections, 43% of companies monitor e-mail, 45% monitor time spent and numbers called, almost half (48%) of the companies surveyed use video monitoring to counter theft, violence and sabotage. Only 7% use video surveillance to track employees’ on-the-job performance.
Ethics and the Workplace
‘Re-reading’ the past ten years is like reading a war report: the last decade has seen one corporate scandal after another: Enron, WorldCom, Parmalat, Ahold, Washington Mutual, Fannie Mae Corporation, AIG Insurance. The corporate executives of these companies have abused of their power, thus missing the chance to be ethical models for their employees.
The US Government’s Ideas
Posting comments on social networks like Facebook has become common practice. Everyone wants
to complain about something or someone, but what happens when complaints concern employers?
The disclosure of confidential information on social platforms could endanger companies, which should adopt specific conduct policies.
Data Protection is Freedom
Contrary to what Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook recently stated at the 2010 World Economic Forum in Davos, data privacy is far from obsolete. It is what allows each of us to maintain our dignity in our private lives, just as occurs in the workplace. A delicate balance needs to be achieved between complex values.
The Bonus Termination
According to recent reports in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, major U.S. banks and security firms are gearing up to pay their top corporate executives a record high $140 billion in bonuses in 2009.
Goldman Sachs, a Wall Street giant, may end up paying more than $20 billion in bonuses to its top financial employees in 2009, less than a year after U.S. taxpayer dollars helped the company return to financial stability. Financial companies in 2008, which many perceive as the year ...